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Old Dec 17, 2003, 8:07 AM   #1
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Default Trigger Voltage and Slave Flash

I'm new to photography and have a Canon G3. I want to pick up a better flash for my camera but I have been reading alot about "trigger voltage" and the fact that it can damage the camera if its too high(in the case of a G3 above 6V).

I'm looking at a Vivitar DF200. This is a slave flash and my understanding is that this is not triggered by the camera but it senses that the flash on the camera is firing so it goes off also. My question is: Do I even need to be concerned with "trigger voltage" in this situation?

Also, has anyone used the DF200? :?:
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Old Dec 17, 2003, 1:42 PM   #2
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I'm looking at a Vivitar DF200. This is a slave flash and my understanding is that this is not triggered by the camera but it senses that the flash on the camera is firing so it goes off also. My question is: Do I even need to be concerned with "trigger voltage" in this situation?
No, there is no electric connection between the camera and flash, so there is no danger

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Also, has anyone used the DF200? :?:
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I have used the Wein Safe Sync Adapter(HSHS) on several digital cameras using flash units having high trigger voltages with no problems.
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